List of the Best Washington DC Ad and Marketing Companies

  • 1
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    A leading digital marketing and brand management company, REQ outpaces changes in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape by bringing reputation, advocacy, brand, and business results to new heights. Offering a comprehensive suite of solutions and technologies that define, connect, and protect brands, REQ serves global brands and leaders in technology, real estate, entertainment, government, hospitality, retail, and finance. The company has been named to both the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists as one of the fastest growing companies in America, as well as Inc.’s Best Workplaces. Founded in Washington, DC in 2008, REQ has offices and employees in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. 

    Clients
    Waymo
    eBay
    Intel
    PayPal
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A broadcasting trade association hired REQ to drive awareness and engagement for a grassroots campaign meant to enact policy changes for one of its 2 major groups of users. REQ designed a digital strategy that included building and designing a website in addition to promoting the campaign across social and community channels. 

    “They've transformed our website, making it much more modern, user-friendly, and appealing overall. Encouraging us to think more creatively, they've also helped us reach new audiences.”  – VP of Marketing, Broadcasting Trade Association

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Columbia MD

    WebMechanix is a digital agency in Elkridge, Md. It was founded in 2009 and now has almost 50 employees who help mostly midmarket clients with PPC, SEO, conversion rate optimization, web development, UI/UX design, and digital strategy.

    Clients
    AbacusNext
    Acquia
    Amazon Brands
    American Advisors Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An athletic association hired WebMechanix for help with its web development and database management. WebMechanix redeveloped the client's website and also helps with its SEO and online marketing.

    "Their work has bolstered our revenues by increasing our marketability to sponsors but has also helped cut expenses by making our operations much more efficient, particularly by cutting down the amount of mailing we send out." – Associate Executive Director, Athletic Association

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Clients
    Social Driver's client base ranges from purpose-driven corporations and foundations
    to leading nonprofits and associations. Notable clients include: American Academy of Family Physicians
    American Nurses Association
    The Education Trust
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

  • 4
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Online Optimism is a digital marketing agency from New Orleans. It was founded in 2012 and now has a team of 12 that provides a wide variety of services including web design, SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, email marketing and more.

    Clients
    Decide DeKalb
    Truck Driver Institute
    St. Thomas Community Health Center
    Doctors for America
    Notable Project

    A car dealership had unsatisfactory experiences with other digital marketing agencies and wanted to try a new approach. Online Optimism created a comprehensive digital marketing strategy that included SEM search, display, and mobile advertising as well as video content.

     

  • 5
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Williams Whittle is an advertising agency that practices a wide variety of services including media planning & buying, branding, and marketing strategy. They are based in Alexandria, Virginia and currently have fewer than 20 employees. The company was founded in 1967.

    Clients
    American Institute for Cancer Research
    National Park Trust
    Notable Project

    Williams Whittle helped a nonprofit rebrand its online presence. After conducting research, they designed a new logo, enhanced website aesthetics, and produced a video. The vendor's contributions created a solid foundation for the brand relaunch. 

    "Williams Whittle not only helped create attractive campaign materials but also provided additional design work outside of the scope of work." – Executive Director, Nonprofit

  • 6
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2015, niftic agency is headquartered in Washington DC, and has a satellite office in Salt Lake City, Utah. niftic agency's team of around 5 employees focuses on web design, web development, and custom software development.The client appreciated niftic agency's technical expertise and innovative solutions.

    Clients
    The North Face
    Change.org
    Lexus
    BRAC
    Notable Project

    niftic agency was hired by an international trade agency that needed custom software to improve their ability to manage the backend of several brands' websites. niftic agency also developed a chatbot that could automatically screen leads, helping the client manage their high volume of inbound marketing.

    "They’re more engineering-based and utility-driven, which we like because it gives us an honest read on them. It also means that when a product goes awry—which they all do in some way—they’ll handle it well. That’s what we care about." - CEO, International Trade Agency

  • 7
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Fairfax VA

    Foster Web Marketing is a web marketing company located in Fairfax, Va. Founded in 1998, Foster Web Marketing has around 40 employees who specialize in web design, SEO, and CRM consulting and SI, particularly for legal firms.The client appreciated Foster Web Marketing's ability to enrich their team's knowledge of best practices in web marketing through webinars and collaboration.

    Clients
    Hupy and Abraham
    Keller & Keller
    Neblett
    Beard & Arsenault
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Foster Web Marketing worked with a law firm to revitalize its website. Foster Web Marketing provided web design and development, including improved mobile responsiveness. Once the website was complete, Foster Web Marketing stayed on to provide 20 hours of support every month.  

    "We’ve had great success with the site; it’s increased over 19% in organic traffic since October 2016." – Director of Marketing, Legal Firm 

  • 8
    $100,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Baltimore MD

    Founded in Baltimore, Md. in 1981, GKV is an advertising agency that offers a variety of services: digital strategy, advertising, social media marketing, PR, and branding. The team of more than 200 employees mostly works with mid-market businesses across several industries – consumer products, healthcare, and telecommunications.

    Clients
    Sprint. McCormick
    Maryland Lottery
    Constellation
    L3
    Industries
    Notable Project

    GKV has an ongoing project with a food production company. The partnership began with a focus on traditional media. GKV created marketing materials for print and TV. Now, GKV is helping the client build its social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.

    “[W]e've never had anybody help us drive the numbers like they've helped us drive the numbers.” – Operations Coordinator, Food Production Company

  • 9
    $250,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Sensis is an integrated cross-cultural marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles Washington, D.C., Austin, and Atlanta. Founded in 1998, the team of 90+ offers advertising, research, digital experience, PR, social media, and branding. They develop research-based campaigns that drive measurable ROI their clients.

    Clients
    AltaMed
    Sempra Energy
    OC Fair
    Metrolink
    Industries
    Notable Project

    One of Sensis’ clients is an energy company that wanted to connect with its community with a bilingual PR campaign. Sensis organized community events, worked with local media, and designed and produced all the advertising material.

    “In many ways, I feel that we're their only client. I know that's kind of a cliché – the way that they have been able to sometimes just drop everything else, get what we needed done, and bring in any additional partners, if necessary. They've really done an outstanding job.” – Communications Manager, Energy Company

  • 10
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Founded in 1991, ds+f (Don Schaaf & Friends, Inc.) is full service branding agency in Annapolis, Md. The agency's small team of 7 specializes in advertising, branding, and video production. 

    Clients
    nVent
    Pentair
    Frontier Technologies
    Kennametal
    Notable Project

    A real estate firm hired ds+f for branding assistance. The client needed a new logo, web design, and printed marketing assets used during client meetings. Following the website launch, ds+f stayed on to maintain and update the website as needed. The client enjoyed working with ds+f's creative and collaborative team. 

    "They [ds+f] pack a lot of power and creativity in a world with so much choice. They always seem to have solutions to our problems." – Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Firm 

  • 11
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Alliance Interactive is a Washington, D.C.-based web and digital agency that was founded in 2003. Alliance Interactive's team of 7 employees has worked with all types of clients ranging from nonprofits to large B2B organizations. The firm specializes in web design, web development, digital strategy, and SEO.  

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Alliance Interactive partnered with an international development organization to redevelop the organization's website to increase traffic and improve navigation. The team at Alliance Interactive redesigned the website, added a resource library, and created a story hub. The team also added features to the new site to improve its UX and continues to work on and update the website today. The client is very pleased with their partnership with Alliance Interactive. 

    "We’ve had a very positive experience. They took any idea we had and found a way to make it work within our budget. They were flexible and responsive." – Employee, International Development Organization 

  • 12
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cockeysville MD

    ONeil Interactive is a Hunt Valley, Md.-based digital marketing agency that was founded in 2008. The agency's 15-person team provides web design, custom software development, SEO, social media marketing, and marketing strategy services to clients in the real estate industry.

    Clients
    AV Homes
    Bob Ward Homes
    Brown Haven Homes
    Crescent Homes
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A home building company in Georgia hired ONeil Interactive for a website overhaul to attract more leads and convert more sales. Customers comment on the new site's ease-of-use and performance, and ONeal provides ongoing maintenance for the site as needed. 

    "They do a first-class job on design, and they’ve been very communicative during the process. Whenever I have questions, they make it a priority to research my inquiries and respond. Overall, they’re a great company, and I’ve enjoyed working with them." - Owner, Custom Home Builder

  • 13
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2016, BluShark Digital LLC is located in Washington. With more than 48 employees, they provide digital strategy, content marketing, and SEO for midmarket and small businesses. They focus on the legal, health care, medical, and business services industries.

    Clients
    Price Benwotiz LLP
    Atlanta Divorce Law Group
    Whitley Law Firm
    Hacking Law Practice
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BluShark Digital LLC provided SEO efforts for a criminal defense law firm. They were responsible for a website buildout, content development, SEO management, and PPC management. They had fantastic communication and abided to timelines.

    "Fantastic communication and production timelines." –Managing Partner, Criminal Defense Law Firm

  • 14
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Bel Air MD

    Black Propeller is a high-performance PPC agency based in Bel Air, MD. Founded in 2012, this team of 15 specializes in Paid Search and Paid Social advertising for businesses of all sizes.

    Clients
    Next Day Floors
    US Mortgage
    Estes
    Arocon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A law firm hired Black Propeller to refine their PPC strategy and increase their return on ad spend. Black Propeller helped the firm achieve significant growth with Google Ads and Facebook Ads in a very competitive market. In addition to the results, the client appreciated the agency's responsiveness and creative approach.

    "Their commitment to me hasn’t wavered. They are deeply connected to my businesses success. Our market requires a constant and vigilant watch, it requires being smart and creative to get ahead of the competition. Black propeller gives me that edge."

  • 15
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Baltimore MD

    Exit10 is a full-service advertising agency of 20-30 staff with a proud foundation in Baltimore, Md. The team has been serving clients in their community and beyond since 2006. Its services include interactive web design, branding strategy, ad buying, video and social media, production, and guerilla marketing.CSX, Toyota Racing Development, Autobahn Indoor Speedway, World T.E.A.M. Sports 

    Notable Project

    Exit10 worked diligently on web development, events, and advertising to foster a strong community presence for a local nonprofit. Innovative campaigns saw marked success and increased the annual budget from $25,000 to over $200,000. The responsive, attentive team refined the branding and messaging strategy for distinct mediums using uniquely tailored design assets.

    “Exit 10 is a valuable asset and a great partner. They have been highly motivated and excited to collaborate with us, which makes the experience so much more enjoyable.” – Executive Director, Nonprofit

  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Located in Washington, DC, Brand+Aid is a branding agency that specializes in advertising, branding, print design, and content marketing. Since 1999, the team of about 10 has been working with different clients in various industries including education, non-profits, and government services. 

    Clients
    CDC
    HHS
    IRS
    Medicare
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A global PR firm went to Brand+Aid for its branding needs. Along with a complete branding campaign with design concepts, Brand+Aid helped the firm with brainstorming and write-ups. As a result of their work, the PR firm is receiving new business. The client prides Brand+Aid on their work ethic. 

    "Understanding perfectly well the needs of our audience, they [Brand+Aid] design with the audience in mind." – Production Director, Global PR Firm

  • 17
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Rockville MD

    Advertising company ProperExpression was established in 2018. The small team offers advertising, marketing strategy, content marketing, digital strategy, and more. The company is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    ProperExpression provides HubSpot services for a software company. The team also works on lead scoring, email marketing, and keyword research. Most recently, they’ve worked on a new pricing campaign.

    “ProperExpression has completely revolutionized our business.”

  • 18
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Thor Social is a digital marketing agency based in Washington, DC, with offices in New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, and Boston. The agency, founded in 2019, has a team of less than ten that provides social media marketing, SEO, PPC, advertising, email marketing, and web design services. Thor Social serves small and mid-market companies and institutions in various industries that include business services, consumer products & services, and education. 

    Clients
    Beazer Homes USA
    CatClar Investments
    Medical360
    Stryker
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A medical investment management firm hired Thor Social to help them attract new customers and patients for the medical practices that they manage. As part of the engagement, Thor Social handled the firm's digital marketing that includes SEO, paid advertising, PPC, Google Ads, and Facebook Ads. They also managed the firm's social media accounts, their email marketing, and their SMS blasts. Because of the engagement, the firm has more patients, awareness of the brand expanded, and their customer acquisition costs dropped significantly.

    "They’re always giving us great results and feedback, helping us move our KPI further and further down the line." - CEO, Healthcare Management Company

  • 20
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Falls Church VA

    ESB Advertising is a full-service advertising agency located in Falls Church, Va. Their small team of 17 specialists has been offering media planning and buying, advertising, and PPC to their clients since the founding of their company in 2012.
     

    Clients
    Michael & Sons
    Mattress Warehouse
    Long Roofing
    Notable Project

    ESB Advertising provides advertising and branding for an HVAC contractor. They coined the tagline for the client’s business, and have managed all TV advertising services since 2013. The most recent project included a Super Bowl commercial that starred a major celebrity. The rapid growth of the company can be partially attributed to their cohesive marketing strategy.
     

  • 21
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Strategies 360 is a public relations and strategic positioning firm headquartered in Seattle, Wash. The firm has 12 satellite offices scattered along the West Coast, as well as one in Washington, D.C. Strategies 360 was founded in 2004 and has around 100 employees. In addition to PR, Strategies 360 offers many other services, including web design, UX/UI design, search engine optimization, and more. The majority of its clients are in government and business services.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software development firm hired Strategies 360 to provide high-quality development resources. Strategies 360 worked quickly to supply backend development, touchscreen capabilities, WordPress support, and other web development help. 

    “They’re excellent, well-organized, and very responsive to changes and incoming requests. They hit all their deadlines and we have no complaints about the work they produced. ” - CEO, Software Development Firm

  • 22
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    McLean VA

    High Level Thinkers is a digital marketing agency with a team of under 10 employees. Founded in 2007 and based in Covington, La., they provide digital strategy, social media marketing, and SEO support. 

    Clients
    Jewelers of America
    Alabama Jewelers Association
    Texas Jewelers Association
    Georgia Jewelers Association
    Industries
    Notable Project

    High Level Thinkers provides branding and design support for a lighting company's website. They work on the images and content on the site to ensure the messaging is being maintained. Their support has helped the site grow to a better, organic place that the client is happy with. 

    "The results speak for themselves. They’ve been able to help us grow our business." – Managing Partner, Lighting Company

  • 23
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Baltimore MD

    Clapp 360 Communications is a digital agency in Baltimore. Founded in 2001, they have about 12 employees that serve clients in a wide range of industries. Services include public relations, advertising, and branding.

    Clients
    Johns Hopkins University
    Amtrak
    Hilton
    Notable Project

    Clapp 360 Communications handled PR and branding services for a private school. They acquired the client news coverage opportunities on television and newspapers. As a result, lead generation has been so overwhelming that there is now a waiting list.

    "We’ve enjoyed this collaborative approach, and our 15-year engagement is a testament to our satisfaction."–Head of School, Private School

  • 24
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Holbrook NY

    Lounge Lizard has 23 years of experience in website design and development, digital marketing, social media, SEO, and mobile app development. Lounge Lizard's team works to drive leads and produces design and branding for clients across industries and around the world since 1998. Lounge Lizard has offices in NYC, Long Island, Nashville, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.

    Clients
    A&E Television
    AERCO
    Agility Blue
    Agility Logistics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A candle company went to Lounge Lizard for a more modern, user-friendly, and sleek website. Lounge Lizard redesigned the site from top to bottom and audited the site for SEO performance. The client says that users love the graphics and functionality.

    “If one of my team members finds they need something, Lounge Lizard addresses it immediately. Their response has been spot on.” – E-Commerce Specialist, Candle Company

  • 25
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Kabooface Marketing, LLC, an advertising company, was founded in 2016. They are located in Charlotte, North Carolina and have a small team. Kabooface Marketing, LLC provides advertising, event marketing & planning, media planning & buying, and social media marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kabooface Marketing, LLC works with a CBD and cosmetic surgery Company on their digital marketing efforts. They manage SEO, PPC, forecasting, projection, among other marketing aspects.

    “They guide me into making the best and most informed decisions possible to maximize our reach and revenue.”

  • 26
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vienna VA

    Atigro is a digital marketing and development company located in Vienna, Va. They were founded in 2003. The team of about 14 specializes in advertising, digital strategy, and SEO services. 

    Clients
    Payroll Network
    CyberRX
    Sky Data Vault
    Special Needs Alliance
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Atigro developed a brand message to distinguish a leadership training company in a crowded market. After acquiring knowledge of the business, they crafted language to communicate the value of products to potential clients. The new brand messaging effectively resonated with the target audience.

    "Responsiveness was good and nobody got visibly impatient with us during the many twists and turns on the way to a final narrative." — CEO, Leadership Training Company

  • 27
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2016, Design In DC is a digital design agency that works with small and mid-market businesses. A team of 25 employees with a wide-range of skills, their technical services include app development, web development and maintenance. Design In DC also offers creative services such as videography and photography to enhance client projects. 

     

    Clients
    Reflexion
    Altumint
    Modality Solutions
    Twin Bridges
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Design In DC has provided web design and development services for an AI traffic and security company. They’ve also done branding, graphic design, animations, and UI work for other projects.

    “ Considering how small they are, they have an excellent team. The founder comes from the film industry and is a video creator, so they’re exceedingly graphically gifted. They also have great programmers; they know the technology and how to exploit it. .” –President, AI Traffic & Security Company

  • 28
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Fifth Tribe is a digital agency based in Arlington, Va. Since 2012, their team of just over 10 has specialized in web development, advertising, branding, and much more for mainly mid-sized businesses.

    Clients
    Oxfam America
    EY
    U.S. Air Force
    The Vatican Challenge
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fifth Tribe provided web development services for a nonprofit. The team designed a website that encourages people to apply for relief efforts through a user-friendly and accessible interface. The client was very pleased with the outcomes of the engagement.

    "They were fantastic at communicating about the project. They let us know how excited they were at every step and adapted their work to fit our needs. They were great in meeting our budget and understanding our financial limit." — Program Analyst, Non-Profit

  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Annapolis MD

    Liquified Creative is a traditional and digital marketing firm based in Annapolis, Md. The firm, founded in 2007, is a team of around 10 who provides, among others, branding, digital strategy, and web development services to midmarket to enterprise businesses.

    Clients
    Bozzuto
    Luminis Health's Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation
    Arc of Central Chesapeake Region
    University of Maryland
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Leadership Nonprofit tapped Liquified Creative to grow the Nonprofit's brand presence by producing creative materials, banners, and videos, and by designing a new membership portal website. Feedback on Liquified Creative's productions was positive and garnered a lot of praise from the community that the Nonprofit serves.

    "We always have a tight timeline and tight budget, and they make us look bigger and more proactive than we really can be with a small staff." - CEO, Leadership Nonprofit   

  • 30
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Makovsky is a communications firm that was founded in 1979. They are headquartered in New York and have an additional office in Washington, DC. They have about 236 employees that do advertising, branding, and digital strategy. Most clients are in the financial services industry. 

    Clients
    Mak Awards (2017)
    Industries
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